Young Latinas Were Among Obama’s Biggest Supporters

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An analysis of poll data reveals that young Latinas were among the biggest supporters of Obama in the election, reports Fox News Latino. Both young Latinas and black women were largely representative in the voting group between the ages of 18 and 29. 

Among them, 82 percent of young Latinas voted for President Obama, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Black women gave Obama the most support, with 98 percent saying they voted for him. 

Nearly 60 percent felt positive and hopeful about Obama's presidency, nearly twice as much as young voters as a whole.

“In general, young women of color felt that President Obama had only inherited economic problems from the previous administration (2 percent blamed Obama for the economic problems) and has been steadily improving the situation,” said a report on the analysis.

The analysis also showed that among young minority voters, Hispanic men were more likely to prefer the Republican Party or consider themselves independents, though in this election, two-thirds of them voted for Obama.

Latinas were the most liberal and the "least likely to be religious," according to the report. The report also stated that Latinas represent “a formidable voting bloc” because they make up a larger percentage of the 18 to 29 population than African Americans. The report said that Hispanic women make up 8.4 percent of the youth population, the largest ethnic/gender group of this segment.

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